July 16, 2004
Ret. Teacher, 62
Ross Herbert Buddenhagen, a 39-year resident of Colonie and a retired 32-year teacher in the South Colonie School District at Saddlewood, Sand Creek and Lisha Kill Schools, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at the Inn of Community Hospice at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany after a brief illness. He was 62 years of age.
The son of the late Herbert and Kathleen Davenport Buddenhagen, he was born February 7, 1942, in Callicoon.
A graduate of Delaware Valley Central School in Callicoon and SUNY at Oneonta, he began his teaching career at the Colonie Village School in 1965. He was recognized as Teacher of the Year in 1985 and honored by Who's Who Among American Teachers.
Mr. Buddenhagen was very active with the South Colonie Teachers Association where he held many offices, served on the executive committee and was a longtime negotiator. He was a member of the Town of Colonie Zoning Board of Appeals and the town's Youth Advisory Board.
A former member of the Hortonville Volunteer Fire Department, he was a longtime member and officer of the Midway Fire Department in Colonie, serving in numerous capacities. He was chief of the department from 1975 to 1978 and was currently a commissioner with the Midway Fire District and a past commissioner of Stanford Heights Fire District. He was also a member of the Albany County Recruitment and Retention Committee and Operations Car Officer for the town.
Mr. Buddenhagen was a member of several local and state fire district associations, the Electric City Chorus and Tamarack Hunting Club in Callicoon. He enjoyed gardening, collecting fire memorabilia and was an avid sports fan, especially of the NY Giants football team.
In a family statement, it was said, "He was a valuable trusted treasure to his community. Ross will always be remembered for his passion for the youth of Colonie, for his dedication and devotion to the Midway Fire District and his genuine and sincere desire to help others. He was a true mentor and father figure to many people in Colonie and beyond."
He is survived by his best friend and true love, Kim Purdy of Colonie; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Etta and Charles Hornicek and Kathleen and William Moran, all of Hortonville, Virginia "Ginny" and Tito Guglielmone of Callicoon; a brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and Jane Buddenhagen of Hortonville; two aunts, Leona Buddenhagen and Frances Buddenhagen, both of Hortonville; and many nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his feline friends, Max and D.C.
Friends may call at the Newcomer-Cannon Family Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Rd., Colonie (Route 155 south of Central Ave.) on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Firematic services will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Firematic services will be held at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Sunday.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Hortonville Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Allan Dampman and Rev. Veronica Ostrowska officiating.
Burial will be made in the Hortonville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ross Buddenhagen/ Midway Fire Department Memorial Scholarship, c/o South Colonie School District, 102 Loralee Drive, Albany, 12205; or to the Hortonville Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 15 or the Hortonville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 71, both at Hortonville, N.Y. 12745.
Evelyn D. Huntsberger of Grahamsville, a lifelong area resident and a homemaker, died Saturday, June 19, 2004, at her home. She was 94 years of age.
The daughter of the late Ben and Mabel Fuller Hill, she was born February 24, 1910, in Eureka. She was the widow of John M. Huntsberger.
Mrs. Huntsberger was a member of the Sundown United Methodist Church.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Grahamsville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lorraine Coscia Ackerman officiating.
Doris Hornbeck of Grahamsville, a lifelong area resident and a homemaker, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at her home. She was 100 years of age.
The daughter of the late Byron and Jennie Atkins Furman, she was born July 18, 1903, in Montella.
Mrs. Hornbeck was a member of the Bottle Club of Sullivan County.
She is survived by a son, Raymond Hornbeck of Grahamsville; three daughters, Vira Slater of Grahamsville, Dorothy Botsford of Vestal and Betty Shaver of Grahamsville; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Thursday at the Loucks Funeral Home in Ellenville with the Rev. Lorraine Coscia Ackerman officiating.
Burial was made in the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grahamsville United Methodist Church, Grahamsville, N.Y. 12740.
Schrade Ret., 75
Charles H. Startup of Pine Bush, a retired 30-year employee of Schrade in Ellenville, died Monday, July 12, 2004, in Middletown Park Manor. He was 75 years of age.
The son of the late Alan and Emily Augusta Bornemann Startup, he was born October 21, 1928, in Wurtsboro. He was the widower of Blanche L. LaCasse Startup who died November 30, 1994, after 42 years of marriage.
Mr. Startup attended Wurtsboro and Monticello schools. He served in the United States Army for two years during the Korean War. He was also a former eight-year employee of Channel Master in Ellenville.
He was a member of St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Bullville and sang in the choir. Mr. Startup was a member of American Legion Post #1308 in Pine Bush, a member of AARP and an active member of the Mamakating Senior Citizens. He was an avid card played and enjoyed going to the casinos.
Mr. Startup is survived by a sister, Katherine S. Houston of Wurtsboro; and several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. in St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Bullville.
Burial will be made in Eastlawn Cemetery in Williamstown, Mass.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Elliott P. Moran
Ret. Businessman, 67
Elliott Peter Moran of Cochecton Center, a former resident of Jeffersonville, a salesman for Bus Parts, Inc., of Manlius and the former owner of Moran's Fuel Oil and L.E. & E. Transportation Corp., both in Jeffersonville, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at his home. He was 67 years of age.
The son of the late Elliot James and Marion Scheidell Moran, he was born October 20, 1936, in Cooperstown.
Mr. Moran was a 50-year plus member of the Jeffersonville Fire Department and served as a past chief, past president and a member of the Underwater Rescue Team. He was an organizer and charter member of the Jeffersonville First Aid Squad and had served as a past president and a past line officer. He donated the property for the new ambulance building. Mr. Moran was a 50-year member of the Buck Ridge Rod and Gun Club in Tusten and was also a member of Teamsters Union #445, American Truckers Association, Road King Drivers Club, the Sullivan County Supervisors Association and the Jeffersonville Snowmobile Club.
He is survived by his wife, Regina Hubert Moran, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Paul Blanton of Callicoon Center; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Jodi Moran and Eddie and Barb Moran, all of Jeffersonville; seven grandchildren, Megan, Sarah and Nicole Blanton and Jamie, Joey, Eddie and Emma Moran; a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Bonnie Moran of Jeffersonville; a sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Lou Smolen of Boston, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Church in Callicoon on Friday with the Rev. Ignatius Smith, OFM, officiating.
Burial will be made in the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Cemetery in Jeffersonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 396, the Jeffersonville Fire Department, P.O. Box 610, or the Buck Ridge Rod and Gun Club, c/o Robert Puerschner, all at Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748.
Gerald S. Kaufman, 76
Gerald S. Kaufman of Rock Hill, a pharmaceutical salesman, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. He was 76 years of age.
The son of Jacob and Yetta Amsterbofsky Kaufman, he was born March 16, 1928.
Mr. Kaufman was a member of Crescent Hill Synagogue in Rock Hill.
He is survived by his wife, Rita Kaufman, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Steven Birne of Middletown; a sister, Edith Binn of Brooklyn; and two grandchildren, Marissa and Casey Birne. He was predeceased by a son, Alan Kaufman.
Services were held Thursday at the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home in Monticello.
Burial was made in Temple Beth Sholom Cemetery in Florida, N.Y.
Patricia A. Carlucci of Port Jervis, a homemaker and an 18-year area resident, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at her home. She was 57 years of age.
The daughter of the late Paul LeRoy Robinson and Betty Joe Mills, she was born September 27, 1946, in Monroe, N.C .
She is survived by her husband, Michael J. Carlucci, at home; a son, Michael Carlucci of Orlando, Fla.; two daughters, Michelle Furlipa and her husband, Marty, of Glen Spey, and Danielle Carlucci, at home; two sisters, Brenda Lage of Madison, S.D., and Joyce Wise of Madison, Wisc.; a step-brother, Joseph St. Clair of Hampton, Va.; four grandchildren, Arial, Jade, Joseph and Dominick; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Sandra Copeland; her stepfather, Al St. Clair; and two step-brothers, Ricky and Mike St. Clair.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, with the Rev. Betsy Diver officiating.
Interment will be private.
Magdalena Yasiejko, a one-year resident of LaGrangeville, a former 17-year resident of Eldred, died Sunday, July 11, 2004, at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie. She was 78 years of age.
The daughter of the late Simen and Anastasia Trubycz Bojczuk, she was born November 5, 1925, in Lviv, Ukraine. She and her husband emigrated to the United States in 1949, living on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and then in Woodhaven, Queens, until their retirement.
An active member of St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey, she enjoyed baking for church bake sales and singing in the church choir.
In a family statement, it was said, "Magdalena loved working in her garden and was especially radiant when her roses took to bloom. She loved reading romance novels, baking, decorating for and celebrating traditional Ukrainian holidays and hosting large family gatherings. . . She instilled in everyone her great appreciation of freedom, her strength and moral fortitude. Her lasting legacy is her unconditional love and dedication to family."
She is survived by her husband, George Yasiejko, at home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Myron and Robin Yasiejko of Holland, Pa., Walter and Joann Yasiejko of Bear, Del., and Roman and Rosemarie Yasiejko of LaGrangeville; a brother, Ted Bojczuk of Hollywood, Fla.; two sisters, Mary Meusz of Hollywood, Fla., and Anna Zwarycz; of Chicago, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Darius, Nadya, Christopher, Michael, Carina, Matthew and Adam; two great-grandsons, Jared and Logan; and a large extended family.
A Liturgy Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey with the Rev. Mark Himiak officiating.
Burial will be made in Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery in Hamptonburg.
Norman H. Bury, 93
Ret. Hvy, Equip. Oper.
Norman H. Bury of Callicoon Center, a retired heavy equipment operator for the Town of Callicoon and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 93 years of age.
The son of the late Harvey and Ruth Kraft Bury, he was born November 28, 1910, in Roscoe. He was the widower of Madalin Gage Bury.
Mr. Bury was a member of the Callicoon Center Scheutzen Verein, the United Reformed Church of Youngsville and a 66-year member of the Callicoon Center Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Gale and Judy Bury of Kinderhook and Gary and Patricia Bury of Thorp, Wash.; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Gary Mall of Callicoon Center; three brothers, Douglas Bury of Roscoe, Richard Bury of Morrisville and Ronald Bury of Roscoe; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Millard Bury, and two sisters, Marion Buck and Janet LeRoy.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Firematic services will be held Friday evening at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Reformed Church in Youngsville.
Burial will be made in the Callicoon Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Reformed Church of Youngsville, P.O. Box 251, Youngsville, N.Y. 12791; the Jeffersonville First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 396, Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748; or to the Callicoon Center Volunteer Fire Department, Callicoon Center, N.Y. 12724.
Joseph Fodor, 83
Joseph Fodor of South Fallsburg died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at his home. He was 83 years of age.
The son of the late Joseph and Stella Viniza Fodor, he was born November 19, 1920, in Glenburn, Pa.
Mr. Fodor was a veteran of the United States Army, a member of the Fallsburg Fire Department and a parishioner of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.
In a family statement, it was said, "Joseph served in the South Pacific during World War II with the 864th Engineers Aviation Battalion. He loved his country and was proud to display its flag, a symbol of freedom and honor."
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elizabeth Fodor, at home; a daughter, Jean Leshaw of New York City; four granddaughters, Hannah and Rachel Leshaw and Jesse and Sarah Robinson; a great-grandson, Sayief Leshaw; three sisters, Julia Grupski, Louise Stetie and Irene Bastianelli, all of Michigan; a son-in-law, James Robinson and his wife, Nancy; two brothers-in-law, Stefan and Charles Maythenyi; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Sabo. He was predeceased by a daughter, Susan Fodor Robinson, and a sister, Theresa Fodor.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in South Fallsburg.
Burial will be made in the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew's Church, South Fallsburg, N.Y. 12779 or to Hospice of Sullivan and Orange Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Dorothy Sulzbach, 91
Dorothy Sulzbach of Highland Lake, a longtime area resident and a retired 35-year teacher and librarian in the Eldred Central School System, died Sunday, July 11, 2004, at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis. She was 91 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harry Barker and Edith Atty Barker Conover, she was born September 3, 1912, in Broadalbin. She was the widow of Harry C. Sulzbach who died after 40 years of marriage and with whom she had opened and managed the Highland Lake Sports Shop and Marina for many years.
Following retirement, Mrs. Sulzbach served as a member of the Eldred Board of Education and as a trustee and volunteer at the Sunshine Hall Free Library in Eldred. She was a member of St. Ann's R.C. Church in Shohola, Pa., the Highland Lake Fire Department Auxiliary and the NYS Retired Teachers Association.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Peter W. and Elaine Sulzbach of Highland Lake; three grandchildren, Sean Sulzbach and his wife, Tami, of Brick, N.J., Heather Tamol and her husband, Ron, of Charlotte, N.C., and Trevor Sulzbach and his fiancée, Lani Britten, of Ft. Myers, Fla.; three great-grandchildren, Nicole Tamol, Blaise Tamol and Sean Michael Sulzbach; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of the Resurrection was offered Thursday at St. Ann's R.C. Church in Shohola, Pa., with the Rev. Thomas J. Petro officiating.
Burial was made in Montoza Cemetery in Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunshine Hall Free Library, Eldred, N.Y. 12732.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville.
Ret. Anesthetist, 63
Roger Milton Anthony Brundage of Valley High in Peshastin, Wash., a retired chief anesthetist and a registered hypnotherapist, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at his home. He was 63 years of age.
The son of Madeline Blanch Morris Curry Brundage and the late Ernest Clark Brundage, he was born December 18, 1940, in Liberty.
After graduating from Liberty High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1958 and served as a corpsman in the US Naval Hospital from 1959 to 1961. After being discharged from the service, he attended Marquette University and later the Mayo Clinic Anesthesia School where he received his degree. He then worked for Community Memorial Hospital for nearly 14 years, 10 of which were as chief anesthetist. He retired from Forks Community Hospital as chief anesthetist after 17 years.
Mr. Brundage was a member of the USS Little Rock Alumni and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA).
He is survived by his wife, Judith L. Hornung Brundage, at home; his mother, Madeline Murphy of Leavenworth, Wash.; two daughters, Bonnie Makin of Portland, Oreg., and Babette Romancier of Albany, Oreg.; two sons, Brett Brundage of Denver, Colo., and Bryan Brundage of Wilkeson, Wash.; a sister, Christine Hammon of Crestline, Calif.; two step-daughters, Kathleen Eaton of Puyallup, Wash., and Karleen Kaufman of Ortig, Wash.; two step-sons, Kevin Woodard of Milton, Wash., and Kelly Woodard of Wilkeson, Wash.; 10 grandchildren, Jill and Kelly Makin, Briana and Zachary Romancier, Remington Brundage, Tara Woodard, Clayton and Cody Eaton and Ashley and Hannah Kaufman.
At his request, no services were held at this time.
Douglas P. Price
Owned Const. Co., 45
Douglas Preston Price of Pond Eddy, the owner of Doug Price Construction, Inc., and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at his home. He was 45 years of age.
The son of Lois L. Markle Price and the late E. Preston Price, he was born January 15, 1959, in Middletown.
He was a 1977 graduate of Port Jervis High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Lori Stone Price, at home; his mother of Sparrowbush; two daughters, Denise M. Price of Grover, N.C ., and Lisa D. Price, at home; a brother and sister-in-law, Craig and Britt Price of Allendale, Mich.; two sisters, Joan Gentes of Pennsylvania and Sharyl Backus of Schuylerville; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frank and Phyllis Stone of Greenville Township; four brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Deb and Mike Taylor of Middletown, David and Linda Stone of California, Jim Stone of Glen Spey and Jeff and Pam Stone of Ohio; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be missed by his dog, Emmitt. He was predeceased by a sister, Lynn Marie Davis.
Friends may call at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 East Main St., Port Jervis, on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
Cremation will be made at the H.G. Smith Crematory in Stroudsburg, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550; the American Cancer Society, 407 E. Main St., Middletown, N.Y. 10940; or to the (Bone Marrow Foundation) HLA Registry Foundation, 70 Grand Ave., River Edge, N.J. 07661-1935.
William Wood Sr.
Frm. Farmer, 63
William "Papa" Wood Sr. of White Lake, a lifelong area resident and a former farmer and migrant worker, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 63 years of age.
The son of the late Willis Sr. and Frances Storms Wood, he was born October 2, 1940, in Blooming Grove.
In a family statement, it was said, "Our love for him will never fade."
He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Wood, at home; four sons, William Wood Jr. of White Lake, Brian Wood and his companion, Virginia Frey, of Monticello, Robert King and his companion, Kim Brown, of Wallkill, and Charles King of Middletown; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Timothy Hall of Middletown; a granddaughter, Angel Wood, who was raised as a daughter; seven brothers, Woodrow, Clarence, Richard, James, Walter, Ronnie and Ace Wood; three sisters, Susan Decker, Rose Wood and Joyce Montanya; 13 other grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Willis and Albert Wood.
Friends may call at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, 39 Orchard St., Walden, on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Services will be held Friday evening at 8 p.m., at the funeral home.
Cremation will be made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 35 Orchard St., White Plains, N.Y. 10603-9924